The Nigerian Army on Monday said its troop engaged in clearing operation at Dalore in Borno State killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists, including a kingpin of the group.
The Acting Director of Public Relations at Army Headquarters, Sani Usman, said 67 hostages were freed during the operation while arms and ammunition were recovered.
Mr. Usman, a colonel, said in the statement, “Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
“The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles.
“The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa.
“Unfortunately, during the operation the troops Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel (MRAP) vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and had a damaged tyre.”
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